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Erik Cole Out With Fractured Leg

from the Carolina Hurricanes,

Tests today revealed that Erik Cole suffered a fracture in his lower left leg from last night’s collision with Boston’s Dennis Wideman and will miss 4-6 weeks of game action.

Not exactly what the Canes wanted to hear after an 0-2 start to the season, and certainly some added injury to the insult of the lopsided loss in Boston. A little more adversity than the team had hoped for by the third game of the season, but they’ve had to overcome similar circumstances in the past. Cole had missed Sunday’s practice with the injury, with Tuomo Ruutu moving to Eric Staal’s wing.

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Cam Ward Extended

At the Capgeek Twitter they announce Cam Ward has signed a 6yr extension.

The Canes will make it official with a 1pm press conference which will be streamed.

Darren Dreger says the cap hit is $6.3M.

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Aaron Ward Has Connections At U of M

from Mary Caton of the Windsor Star,

Located near the player’s entrance, the party swells to as many as 60 at times and they’ve enjoyed drop-in visits from members of the Detroit Tigers’ baseball team, golfer Jack Nicklaus and numerous U of M alumni.

Persichilli gives full credit for their strategic locale to fellow U of M grad and Wind-sor native, Aaron Ward.

An NHL veteran now playing for the Carolina Hurricanes, Ward is Erica’s cousin.

While hockey doesn’t allow Ward to particpate in many pigskin parties at the moment, he plans to grill hot dogs and sausages right alongside Persichilli when he retires.

“He’s the one who got us to the location we’re at now,” Persichilli said. “We owe it to him.”

read on for more tailgating stories at Michigan…

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Eric Staal ‘Wired’ During Training Camp Practice

Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal was wired for sound recently during training camp practice at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

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Surgery For Pitkanen

from Paul Branecky at CarolinaHurricanes.com,

Defenseman Joni Pitkanen is set to undergo a minor knee procedure today to repair torn cartilage in his knee.  The injury will sideline him for approximately 2-4 weeks.

According to Hurricanes’ Head Trainer and Strength and Conditoining Coach Pete Friesen, Pitkanen suffered the injury while doing leg presses in Finland over the summer.  He attempted to skate through the discomfort at the RecZone earlier this week, but a later MRI showed a small tear.

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Carolina Signs Yelle

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Stephane Yelle on a one-year, $550,000 contract.

“Stephane is a proven winner,” said Rutherford. “He adds depth and experience to the Hurricanes at the center position, and he will contribute to the penalty kill.”

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Hip-Hop Artist & Carolina Hurricanes Go To Court

from Robbi Pickeral of the News & Observer,

Talk about a bad rap.

The Carolina Hurricanes and hip-hop artist Tyrone Banks are suing each other over the use of a tune that the Raleigh resident produced and named after the team in 2007.

In federal lawsuits filed Friday, Banks claims the team breached a contract and infringed on the copyright of his song when it used the song “Carolina Hurricanes” in commercials and on the team Web site without his permission. Meanwhile, the team accused the artist of misusing trademarks by referring to the rap as “the official Carolina Hurricanes song” and by wearing a Canes jersey in promotional material.

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Canes Buy Out Kaberle Contract

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have bought out the remaining year of defenseman Frantisek Kaberle’s contract. Kaberle was slated to make $2.2 million in 2009-10, but will now collect two-thirds ($1,467,400) of that amount over the next two seasons.

“This move is part of our effort to restructure the Hurricanes’ defense to become bigger and more physical,” said Rutherford. “We thank Frank for his contributions to the Hurricanes, especially the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2006.”

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Afternoon Line

“We could stop now and I could feel pretty comfortable going into camp and the start of the year. But now is the time where some funny things happen. Certain players kind of become available because the first month of free agency has almost gone by. Sometimes there are some veterans that may make some sense to give you some depth or that have won somewhere else.

“It gets to the point where it’s musical chairs. If a player doesn’t jump in and grab one of those chairs by the time the season starts, there may not be a chair left. Some of these players are going to have to take a lower salary than they thought, so there may be a player who pops up that we like and can fit in.”

-Canes GM Jimmy Rutherford.  More on Carolina from Paul Branecky of CarolinaHurricanes.com.

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Aaron Ward A Cane Again

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“With this trade, our defense really takes shape,” said Rutherford. “Aaron played very well during his time in Carolina and had maintained that consistency with New York and Boston. We envision him complementing Joni Pitkanen well as a defensive pairing.”

added 11:42am, via the Boston Bruins,

The Boston Bruins have traded Aaron Ward to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2010 draft pick and Patrick Eaves. Eaves is on waivers.

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